Two research fellowship schemes at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), Durham University.

Due: Saturday 28th February 2015

Applications should be submitted to Full details are attached and available on our website:

Durham University IMEMS Library Fellowships, sponsored by Joanna Barker

This scheme is aimed at postdoctoral researchers. Successful applicants will be reimbursed expenses of up to £1,500 per month for up to three months, to go towards travel, accommodation and living expenses during the fellowship. Applicants should submit a CV and a brief summary of what they propose to work on (maximum one side of A4).

Applications should demonstrate a serious research interest that focuses on primary source material within the special collections in Palace Green Library and/or Durham Cathedral, and that falls within the scope of the IMEMS’ research interests.

Applications from those interested on working on the surviving contents of the Durham Cathedral’s medieval priory library are particularly welcome as this collection is currently the focus of a large-scale digitisation project.

Fellows will be encouraged to work collaboratively with curators and other subject specialists to realise the collections’ research potential, and to adopt innovative research methodologies. They will also be encouraged to participate actively within the life of the Institute.

When applying please indicate your availability in 2015 and early 2016, and your preferred fellowship duration (i.e. one, two or three months).

More details:

Durham University Slater Fellowship

University College and IMEMS are delighted to invite applications for the 2015/16 Slater Fellowship, a three-month residential, senior fellowship at Durham University. The Slater Fellowship is provided by the College and offers the post holder full board and accommodation for one University term, membership of University College’s Senior Common Room and £200 towards travel expenses.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a senior position at another University and have research interests that fall within the scope of IMEMS’ work.

Applicants should submit a CV and a brief summary of what they propose to work on during their time at Durham (maximum one side of A4). They must demonstrate how their proposed research complements or ties in with existing IMEMS research strands, or the research of individual members of the Institute.

Proposals for projects involving Durham staff or postgraduate students and those which are interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome. Proposals for research using primary source material in the collections held in Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral Library and Ushaw College Library are also encouraged.

When applying, please indicate your availability during the academic year 2015/16, noting that the timing of the Fellowship is variable depending on the availability of accommodation and that for 2015/16 it is likely that the Fellowship will be for Michaelmas term (12 October – 18 December 2015).

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Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships 2015-2016

Short-term fellowships due March 1, 2015

Each year, the Folger Institute offers 50 long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.

For application info, go to:

Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts

Due 2nd March

Thanks to the generosity of the Ahmanson Foundation, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) and the UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) are pleased to announce the new Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts. The fellowships support the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in LSC, which primarily are organized into collections such as the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of the Aldine Press; the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection of Early Italian Printing; the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana; the Orsini Family Papers; the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Collection; the Richard and Mary Rouse Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; the Medieval and Renaissance Arabic and Persian Medical Manuscripts.

The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars who need to use these collections for graduate-level or postdoctoral independent research. Recipients will receive a stipend of $2,500/month for fellowships lasting up to three months. Graduate students or scholars holding a PhD (or the foreign equivalent) who are engaged in graduate-level, postdoctoral, or independent research are invited to apply. Please note that housing and office space is not provided for Fellows.

Additional requirements: To accept the award, non-UCLA graduate students will be required to obtain Visiting Graduate Researcher status and pay the associated fees; students from other University of California campuses may be able to come to UCLA as Intercampus Exchange Students. Independent PhD scholars or those holding faculty positions at other institutions may be required to obtain approval from UCLA Graduate Division or Academic Personnel Office in order to accept the award. Non-US citizens must obtain an appropriate visa.

Applications are due March 2, 2015, for fellowships to be taken between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.

The application should include:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Outline of research and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
Dates to be spent in residence
Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project.
Application materials may be submitted by e-mail (PDF format preferred) to, or by mail to:

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Attention: Ahmanson Fellowships
302 Royce Hall
Box 951485
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485